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Planned Parenthood staffers: toxic work environment, pregnancy discrimination, intimidation, prioritizes profit over care

Posted in Alan F. Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood Low Wages, Planned Parenthood Pregnancy Discrimination, Planned Parenthood Reviews, Planned Parenthood Unions, Planned Parenthood Whistleblower, Planned Parenthood Work Environment, Pregnancy Discrimination with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2019 by saynsumthn

As employees speak out, Planned Parenthood’s mask begins to crack

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A new phenomenon appears to be taking place at Planned Parenthood. In what was a shock to many, in 2018, political activist president Cecile Richards suddenly announced her resignation, followed by that of VP Dawn Laguens and VP of Communications, Kevin Griffis, among others. Planned Parenthood hired ER doctor Leana Wen — who has called abortion “health care” — to replace Richards, and vowed that abortion will be its focus in 2019. But at the same time, employees of the so-called “women’s rights organization” are spilling long-held secrets and exposing inner workings and toxic attitudes of the organization, founded 100 years ago by eugenicist Margaret Sanger. While these revelations might come as a surprise to pro-choicers, pro-lifers know that the organization’s roots have been rotten since its inception.

Lower level staffers revolt against Planned Parenthood’s corporate greed

While Planned Parenthood as a corporation was busy raking in millions in excess revenue over the past several years, its staffers claim it failed to pay them a decent wage. As a result, Planned Parenthood employees began unionizing. A report from In These Times claims Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) employees first began organizing in 2016, and it was the sixth local affiliate to do so. “In at least two of these cases, the local employer was accused of attempting to squelch worker organizing,” the media outlet reported.

But why did PPRM employees attempt to unionize?

Their key issues included wages—according to the union, the median annual wage for PPRM employees is $35,000, which is at the low end of the median range for health workers given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics—high staff turnover and prohibitively high costs of adding family members to employee health insurance.”

When employees spoke out, staffers claim Planned Parenthood intimidated them.

Suzanne Thorp, who has worked for PPRM since 2013, claims PPRM revoked her ticket to a fundraiser out of fear she would encourage donors not to use their dollars for anti-union efforts. A June 2018 post published on the Facebook page of the PPRM Union Bargaining Team claims the organization called the police after Thorp showed up outside the event. The abortion corporation later denied the claim.

Image: Suzanne Thorp – Planned Parenthood treatment for unionizing

Suzanne Thorp – Planned Parenthood treatment for unionizing

READ: Planned Parenthood ignores safety, wants non-doctors to commit abortions

Another alleged staffer wrote about Planned Parenthood’s fight against unionizing on Instagram: “Friends – today is my last day working for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains…. PPRM’s management have only pushed back in order to keep us from accessing our basic employee rights…. I’ve given the last two years of my life to this cause that I love so much and to see my colleagues bullied like this by the agency they have worked so hard for breaks my f**king heart…”

Others joined in:

Image: Planned Parenthood staffers on unionizing

Planned Parenthood staffers on unionizing

Grim added in another tweet, “I know @CecileRichards is gone but really is this the new regime? Affiliates spending ‘up to a million dollars’ to block union efforts.”

Employees publicly complain about shoddy treatment 

In addition to low wages, one PPRM staffer took to Twitter to reveal that Planned Parenthood even looked down on employees for taking their rightfully earned work breaks:

“Solstice Fairy” added in another tweet, “Stop shouting ‘SELF CARE!!!!’ at us when we say we need a moment to pee or drink or eat. Taking a lunch break is not self care. It is a federally mandated right of employees working more than 6 hours in a day….”

Reviews published at Indeed.com (more not shown here) display more worker dissatisfaction:

Other review make it clear that patients are herded through like cattle, stating that “they schedule you patients every 10 minutes.”

 

READ: Investigative Report: Planned Parenthood affiliate CEO salaries still climbing

Planned Parenthood appears to be rotting from within as staffers expose the organization’s hypocrisy. The most recent example occurred when Planned Parenthood whistleblowers told the New York Times the abysmal way the organization discriminates against pregnant employees.

Prior to that report, Live Action News revealed that Planned Parenthood insiders in Nashville exposed how the corporation’s leaders were prioritizing profits over care, something pro-lifers have known for years.

A brief history: Planned Parenthood’s push for abortion always wins over actual health care

Prioritizing profits over care isn’t new for Planned Parenthood. Years after founder Margaret Sanger died, Alan F. Guttmacher, a physician and former VP of the Eugenics Society, took the reins. Guttmacher was obsessed with population control and led the corporation to become an abortion vendor. Later, Faye Wattleton, an African American woman, was appointed president (chosen, many believe, to quell suspicion of eugenics among the Black community), who doubled down on promoting abortion. Years later, president Pamela Maraldo attempted to tone down the abortion emphasis with an effort to reinvent the corporation into a health care organization, but was ousted by pro-abortion zealots on the inside.

READ: Report: Planned Parenthood discriminated against pregnant employees

Planned Parenthood eventually appointed Cecile Richards, who had no health care experience, to supervise the surge of abortions, tax dollars, excess revenue, and CEO salaries — all while Planned Parenthood’s actual health services and clients plummeted. Richards’ goal was to build the abortion corporation into the largest “kick butt political organization” to reinforce Planned Parenthood’s political laundering scheme. She presided over numerous scandals, accusations of fraudthe cover-up of child sexual abuse, and much more.

What is emerging today is a truer picture of Planned Parenthood as its image begins to show cracks, even in the way it treats employees and patients. It has for too long masqueraded as a health care organization while tragically ending the lives of over 320,000 preborn children each year by abortion.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Planned Parenthood praises César Chávez who opposed abortion

Posted in César Chávez with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2015 by saynsumthn

Planed Parenthood known for their eugenics beliefs wastes no time or opportunity to market to minorities. As this blog has shown before, Planned Parenthood’s marketing to the Black community dates back to their founder, Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project where she believed that recruiting blacks would help them see her racist organization in a better light.

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So, flash forward to today and we see Planned Parenthood releasing the following statement honoring César Chávez and, “his commitment to ensuring justice, dignity, and fair treatment to people everywhere.”

Planned Parenthood lauds Ceasar Chavez who opposed abortion eeugenics

Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:

    Planned Parenthood shares César Chávez’s belief in fair treatment for everyone; we believe that all women and their families deserve the highest quality of affordable health care no matter who they are and where they live – no matter what. We know that health disparities remain a serious issue that is undeniably linked to poverty, lack of access, racism, sexism, and discrimination in all of its forms. As we continue to be inspired by César Chávez’s legacy, we know that these structural inequalities can only be changed through collective action – that’s why we are committed to working together with our partners to break down these barriers and to transform our world from one divided by disparities to a world united by health equity.”

Doesn’t that just sound delightful? NOT!

Just one tiny little factoid Planned Parenthood has left out of their praises of the Mexican-American labor leader, César Chávez’s believed his people were targeted by eugenics and he opposed abortion.

We could have genocide in reverse here,” said Chavez.

Who the hell is getting the pill? The Mexican and Negro. Do you want to wipe us out?” he asked. (captioned from the film, Maafa21, watch it here.)

Chavez

According to one of Chavez’s closest aids, Gilbert Padilla, United Farmer Workers (UFW) did not pass out contraception in their clinics, “We don’t believe in contraception or in abortion which isn’t allowed in our clinic either,” Padilla told the St Petersburg Times in 1975.

Padilla was responding to a question the reporter asked regarding Chavez’s opposition to population control and planned parenthood.

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Historically, contraceptives and abortions have never been used in our clinics…” Padilla stated.

Pro-life group pickets National Education Association’s support of abortion

Posted in NEA with tags , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers will be gathering to protest the National Education Association’s (NEA) support of abortion this week in Colorado.

The 3.1 million-member National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States. It represents public school teachers and support personnel; faculty and staffers in colleges and universities; retired educators; and college students preparing to become teachers.

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The NEA’s mission is allegedly “to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.”

The group, headed by Bob Pawson who founded Pro-life Educators of America, will be at the NEA Teacher Convention in Denver, CO., as 10,000 NEA delegates from 50 states arrive.

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“The NEA union leadership has policies & practices supporting abortion..As taxpayers/parents and children/students, you have legitimate voices in chastising the NEA leadership for involving the union in the abortion issue at all! Abortion is one of a vast number of social, moral, & political issues which NEA’s ‘leaders’ have adopted policies and engaged in activism which have nothing to so with representing teachers in collective bargaining. Their gathering in Denver is YOUR opportunity to take them to task and deliver a message of reprimand to that ‘leadership’ cadre,” Pawson writes.

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A resolution from 2013-2014 shows a support for “reproductive freedom” code for abortion on demand:

2013 to 2014 NEA Resolution

I-17. Family Planning
The National Education Association supports family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom.
The Association urges the government to give high priority to making available all methods of family planning to women and men unable to take advantage of private facilities.
The Association also urges the implementation of community-operated, school-based family planning clinics that will provide intensive counseling by trained personnel. )

Others read:

B-52. Sex Education
The National Education Association believes that the developing child’s sexuality is continually and inevitably influenced by daily contacts, including experiences in the school environment. The Association recognizes that sensitive sex education can be a positive force in promoting physical, mental, emotional, and social health and that the public school must assume an increasingly important role in providing the instruction. Teachers and health professionals must be qualified to teach in this area and must be legally protected from censorship and lawsuits.
The Association urges that formal sex education should include parent/guardian orientation and be planned and implemented with careful attention to developmental needs, appropriateness to community settings and values, and respect for individual differences.
The Association also believes that to facilitate the realization of human potential, it is the right of every individual to live in an environment of freely available information and knowledge about sexuality and encourages affiliates and members to support appropriately established sex education programs. Such programs should include information on—
a. Sexual abstinence, birth control, family planning, prenatal care, parenting skills, the effects of substance abuse during pregnancy, and the issues associated with pre-teen and teenage pregnancy
b. Diversity of culture and diversity of sexual orientation and gender identification
c. Sexually transmitted diseases, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and homophobia.

Another resolution reads:

C-25. Comprehensive School Health, Social, and Psychological Programs and Services
The National Education Association believes that every child should have direct and confidential access to comprehensive health, social, and psychological programs and services. Such programs and services must be interactive and coordinated within and between school, home, and community settings. School and community efforts must also be integrated to promote the well-being of children and youth and to build support for school and community health programs.
e. Comprehensive school-based, community-funded student health care clinics that provide basic physical and mental health, and health care services that include access to social services (which may include diagnosis and treatment) to supplement school nurses
f. If deemed appropriate by local choice, family-planning counseling and access to birth control methods with instruction in their use.

NEA Protest 2014

“How wicked & stupid for the leaders of a teacher union to support the killing of future students. Ironically, charging teachers DUE for supposedly “protecting” their job security,” Pawson points out on his events page.

Planned Parenthood paid SEIU for telemarketing

Posted in Planned Parenthood and SEIU, Planned Parenthood and Unions, SEIU with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

According to a 2012, Planned Parenthood Federation of America 990, the abortion giant paid the SEIU-CC LLC, $1,067,934.00 for telemarketing !

Seiu 2012 Planned Parenthood 990

According to a Planned Parenthood Federation of America 990, in 2011, the abortion giant gave the SEIU $816,847 to do marketing for them.

Planned Parenthood SEIU 2011

According to the SEIU’s Communications Center, “When you need to get your message out quickly, there is no better call center option… anywhere. We specialize in supporting political candidates and campaigns, issue organizations and labor unions.”

SEIU Marketing

A February 2012 job posting from the SEIU shows they were hiring Contact Center Agents, to, “be the first point of contact for people who are seeking healthcare services at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. SEIU-CC, LLC’s Virtual Contact Center is hiring agents who will handle incoming phone calls and online chats, on behalf of our client, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”
Seiu Hiring for Planned Parenthood

And here the SEIU-CC calls Planned Parenthood a “client”:

SEIU calls Planned Parenthood a client

Also Read : Planned Parenthood Pays Cecile Richard’s Husband’s Firm $1.1 Million for Telemarketing by Life News !

More on the SEIU here.

Unions attack Americans For Prosperity in Michigan

Posted in Unions with tags , , , on December 11, 2012 by saynsumthn

SEIU Aborts Planned Parenthood Male CEO after Union vote

Posted in Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Unions with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by saynsumthn

According to Willamentte Week, The top official at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is out after 179 health-care workers fought for—and won—a union contract in a battle that brought unwanted publicity for the organization.

The group’s board has chosen not to renew President and CEO David Greenberg’s contract, which expires June 30.

Service Employees International Union Local 49 organized employees last summer, despite Greenberg’s opposition, and then threatened to picket Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising gala in May. Gov. John Kitzhaber canceled his appearance, and the group had to cancel the $250-per-plate event.

“The board decided with David that this was a good time for a change in leadership at the organization,” says board chairwoman Cara Jacobsen, who says the union contract was one of several reasons the organization was looking for change. Adds Greenberg, “I’m OK with that.”

The group has not yet chosen a new boss.

Below is a video of the ousted CEO speaking at a 2010 Planned Parenthood luncheon:Where he praises Planned Parenthood’s racist founder Margaret Sanger and states that their goals are the same as Sangers’

3000 Progressive libs meet in Rhode Island for a “Family Reunion”, Planned Parenthood head to addess crowd

Posted in Democrat, Planned Parenthood Democrat Party with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by saynsumthn

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the largest chain of abortion clinics in the nation, will in Providence this week to speak to the Netroots Nation convention. Richards also addressed the Democratic Convention on 2008, despite her organizations links to eugenics and racism ( Watch Maafa21)

Nearly 3,000 progressive bloggers, grassroots and union activists, online organizers, journalists and more are gathering here this week for the seventh annual “Netroots Nation” convention.

In a 2010 Netroots convention Nancy Pelosi pushes the Dream Act:

And Last year the group invited the controversial Van Jones:

As well as the disgraced Keith Olbermann

The Thursday-through-Sunday event at the Rhode Island Convention Center is joining Richards are speakers like, Paul Krugman, national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

The convention, billed as the country’s largest progressive gathering, spells big bucks and high profile. As the Netroots website says: “Think family reunion for the left.”

Netroots board consists of member of NARAL a pro-abortion advocacy group and their staff consists of progressives that have worked for the Democratic National Committee.